Investment opens new doors

Leeds-based David H Wright Joinery is reaping the benefits of significant investment in cutting edge machinery, the company has reported.

The company, with expertise in heritage and conservation, works in the residential and commercial and sector and has spent in excess of £100,000 upgrading its manufacturing processes and equipment in the spring.

Investing in Belgian-made Vertongen machinery, alongside global leader SCM’s woodworking and panel processing equipment from Italy, has put David H Wright at the forefront of bespoke window and door manufacturing in the north of England, the company said.

With faster lead times and greater precision of design and replication of new styles, the company is now able to compete for more business and bigger contracts. Employee productivity has been increased and space gained in the workshop as the more advanced equipment is more streamlined.

While consistency in the replication of complicated designs has transformed the production of popular window and door designs offered by the firm, the new machinery handles higher levels of tolerance for non-standard designs and their bespoke heritage and conservation work. It has opened doors for new relationships with architects and property developers.

Joint founder Sharon Wright said: “The knock-on effect throughout the 16-strong team here has been amazing. Delivering quality joinery has always been our ethos, which sometimes lost us business on slow lead times, but now we can offer clients the best timber work in a much shorter timescale, making our service a serious competitor for suppliers in the same market. Everyone is very upbeat about the growth of the business on the back of this investment.”